Five things I didn’t know I’d need to know before writing my historical novel

ASTOR PLACE VINTAGE was my fifth novel, but my first with a historical setting. I like to joke that when starting out, I figured the research would just involve Googling a few details and I’d be good to go. Okay, I wasn’t really that na├»ve, but still, I never would’ve imagined how much research would be involved. And I never would’ve guessed how much I’d enjoy doing it. Gathering information is nice and passive...

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Lots happening this week… 92nd Street Y, Etsy Giveaway, Book Giveaway

A giveaway for Astor Place Vintage just began at Modern Commonplace Book. Check out Ginny’s write-up of my book on her blog, where’s she’ll be giving away a free copy. My Etsy Gift Card giveaway is running until September 19th on my Facebook page. And… I’m doing my talk on department stores and New York City history this Wednesday at 2:00 at the 92nd Street Y. More info...

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Etsy Giveaway

Guess what! I’m giving away a $50 gift certificate to Etsy Etsy is one of the places I go to satisfy my vintage clothing cravings. Now you too can waste some of your valuable time obsessing over what to buy. All you have to do is go to my Astor Place Vintage page on Facebook, take my little “Author or Model” challenge and you’ll be automatically entered to win. That’s right. Even if you get every question wrong. I...

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Today’s Adventure: Astor Place Vintage by Stephanie Lehmann (me!)

10 Great Authors, 10 Unforgettable Adventures. With every Today’s Adventure post between August 1 and August 13, you can register to win the featured book and the grand prize of all 10 books. We’ll announce winners on August 14. You may enter today’s contest by going to the Astor Place Vintage Facebook page and liking it. Find links to all the authors below–follow any of them to keep up with the latest adventures....

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